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Research Data Management at Princeton

Why Manage Research Data?

This guide is intended to give an overview of best practices for managing research data and to point to additional resources. Some benefits of managing research data are:

  • Find and understand data when needed
  • Project continuity through researcher or staff changes
  • Organized data saves time
  • Reduces risk of lost, stolen, or mis-used data
  • Comply with funder and journal requirements
  • Allows for easier validation of results
  • Data can be shared, leading to collaboration and greater impact (Jones and Searle)

In addition, well managed and documented data make it easier to write up research results for publication.

Additional Resources